Nothing like a good incumbent presidential race in a failing economy to bring out the lies and accusations. “It was Bush’s fault!” Um, yeah, he was president three and a half years ago. Time to own up, Mr. President. The blame game was old in 2010.
Now Barack Obama has a new Republican to vilify -- presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Romney will be a bad president because he worked for Bain Capital, and he has (gasp!) money in a Swiss bank. I missed the part where reorganizing companies to keep them afloat and keeping money you’ve earned in a Swiss bank is illegal, or even a bad thing.
Nevertheless, the Obama campaign has been spinning the truth like splatter art to make it look like Mitt Romney doesn’t care about Americans because he sent jobs overseas while at Bain. Mr. Romney stepped down as the helm of Bain in 1999 to run the 2002 Salt Lake City Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Obama’s people are pointing to investments made by Bain after Romney’s departure.
That would be like blaming a current Senate vote on the Junior Senator from Illinois, or five trillion in new debt since 2009 on the former president ... oh wait ...
Tell me more about this Swiss bank account: Why is it cool for Jason Bourne to have one, but not the guy running for President of the United States? I thought having a Swiss bank account was supposed to be bad ass, not something to be ashamed of. Although, if liberals want to whine about politicians with money invested overseas, they might want to take a look at Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. She has money tied up in Swiss banks too. Also foreign drug companies, and the state bank of India. So shut up about Mitt Romney already.
Since we’re on the subject of sending jobs and money overseas, let’s get back to Barack Obama. His economic policies have forced companies to expand overseas, rather than here at home. In 2010, large companies increased their domestic workforce by a mere 0.1 percent, while expanding their foreign workforce by 1.5 percent.
All those green energy initiatives? Millions of dollars went into the hands of foreign businesses as a result of the 2009 stimulus program. Because nothing says getting America back to work quite like luxury ‘green’ sports cars for movie stars built in Finland.
This is just your friendly reminder to not believe everything you hear off the bat. Do your own research and analysis, and come to your own conclusions this campaign season.
See you at the ballot box.
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